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Media Release: Rural Health Care Providers are #DoneWaiting

For Immediate Release - August 19, 2020

Wilkie & Biggar – Today, SEIU-West members are demonstrating outside the Wilkie and District Health Care Centre and the Biggar and District Health Centre to emphasize their frustration with the lack of progress in bargaining due to the Sask Party government’s refusal to negotiate a fair deal.

Media Release: Health Care Providers are #DoneWaiting

For Immediate Release, August 12, 2020

Saskatoon – Today, SEIU-West members are demonstrating outside health care facilities in Saskatoon to emphasize their frustration with the lack of progress in bargaining due to the Sask Party government’s refusal to negotiate a fair deal.

Media Advisory: #DoneWaiting

For Immediate Release - August 11, 2020

Saskatoon – SEIU-West members will be outside of various health care facilities in Saskatoon on Wednesday August 12, 2020 to demonstrate their frustration with the pace of bargaining and the Saskatchewan government’s refusal to negotiate a fair deal.

“Our members were tired, and burned out prior to the pandemic,” says Barbara Cape, President of SEIU-West. “And they’ve held up their end of the deal to provide skilled professional care that bent the infection rate of COVID-19. It’s time for SAHO and the Sask Party government to do the same.”

Who

SEIU-West Health Care members and their supporters

Media Spokes people:

-       *Barbara Cape, President of SEIU-West @ St. Paul’s Hospital

-       **Janice Platzke, Treasurer of SEIU-West @ Sherbrooke Community Centre

Photo/Video opportunities:

-       All locations

What

Demonstration of protest

Date

Wednesday August 12, 2020

Time

Protests to occur at variable times at each location between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm

Location

VARIOUS – listed on next page or visit seiuwest.ca/events

SEIU-West represents over 13,000 people across Saskatchewan. They include people who work in health care, education, municipalities, community-based organizations, retirement homes and other sectors. They are joined by one colour – purple – and one union – SEIU-West. Purple works in our communities! Visit PurpleWorks.ca to find out more about SEIU-West members. 

Location

Address

Central Haven Special Care Home

1020 Avenue I N

Home Care - On Idylwyld

310 Idylwyld Dr N

Luther Care

1212 Osler St Saskatoon SK

Oliver Lodge 

1405 Faulkner Cres

Parkridge Centre - East Side Walk

110 Gropper Cres

Parkridge Centre - North Side Walk

110 Gropper Cres

Porteous Lodge

833 Avenue P N

Royal University Hospital - North Side Walk 1

103 Hospital Dr

Royal University Hospital - North Side Walk 2

103 Hospital Dr

Royal University Hospital - South Side Walk

103 Hospital Dr

Saskatoon City Hospital

701 Queen St

Saskatoon City Hospital - South Side Walk 1

701 Queen St

Saskatoon City Hospital - South Side Walk 2

701 Queen St

**Sherbrooke Community Centre - Acadia Drive & 14th St E

401 Acadia Dr

**Sherbrooke Community Centre - Acadia Drive & Dalhousie Crescent

401 Acadia Dr

*St Paul's Hospital  - East Side Walk

1702 20th St W

*St Paul's Hospital - South Side Walk

1702 20th St W

*St Paul's Hospital - North Side Walk

1702 20th St W

St. Ann's Home

2910 Louise St

Stensrud Lodge

2202 McEown Ave

-30-

For more information contact:

Christine Miller, Communications Coordinator
Phone: 306-477-8733

Click here to download the PDF Media Advisory: #DoneWaiting 

 

Media Release: Dangerous Gaps in Saskatchewan’s Back-to-School Plans

Swift CurrentThis week the Saskatchewan government announced its plan for the return of K-12 students in September. After reviewing the plan and consulting with its members, SEIU-West has identified further gaps and issues that may put at risk the health and safety of workers and families in areas with some of the province’s highest rates of COVID-19.

Media Release: It’s Time to Focus on Fairness

Saskatoon-- The unions representing health care providers in Saskatchewan are concerned that the latest expansion of the COVID-19 wage top-up for essential workers still falls short.

Media Release: SEIU-West Members Reveal Truth to Public

For Immediate Release - June 16, 2020

Regina – Members of SEIU-West were on hand at the Saskatchewan Legislature to tell the public about what is happening in our health care system and how utterly dismissive and unresponsive the current Saskatchewan government has been when it comes to the front line experience. It’s time for our members to share what’s truly happening in health care with the public.

Media Advisory: What the Public Needs to Know

For Immediate Release - June 15, 2020

Regina – SEIU-West member leaders will be outside of the legislature by 11:30 am on June 16, 2020. This group intends to share information with the public and the Government of Saskatchewan about the continuing struggles of SEIU-West members who work in the health sector.

Media Release: A Report of Many Contradictions

For Immediate Release - June 8, 2020

Saskatoon – The members of SEIU-West were alarmed by the public statements made by both Premier Scott Moe and the Minister of Health, Jim Reiter, that Saskatchewan Long-Term Care (LTC) sector does not have systemic staffing issues.

Joint Media Release: Health Provider Unions launch petition calling for wage top-up for ALL health care workers

For Immediate Release - June 3, 2020

CUPE, SEIU-West, and SGEU – three Saskatchewan unions representing health providers – are calling on the provincial government to provide a wage top-up for all health care workers, who are working hard to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. An online petition, expressing support for a wage top-up has been set up to send a message to Premier Scott Moe and Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

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